Top 10 ESO Best Food Buffs

ESO Best Food
Hearth for Health and Happiness...and EXP

Food in ESO doesn’t just come with a cool character animation. Consumables in Tamriel have an assortment of buffs and boons that make them not only worth consuming but learning to craft as well. Whilst some lower based cuisine can be found in  PvE, other more beneficial provisions need to either be purchased for a sturdy price from traders and guild stores or crafted by the more canny player. 

But what foods should you search for in your quest to become unstoppable? Do certain foods help with certain abilities, and are some more beneficial than others? Well, yes they are! So here’s a list of the top 10 best food buffs you can find in the Elder Scrolls Online. 

10. Cyrodilic Field Tack - For General Game Play

Whilst Cyrodilic Field Tack is by no means your only option when purchasing from a siege merchant or looking to give your states a little boost prior to reaching level fifty - it is certainly worth knowing about. Along with its fellow state boosters, the Field Tonic, Brew, Bar etc, each of these nifty items can grant boosts to Magica, Health and Stamina recovery. Thus the Siege Merchants in Cyrodiil are a good stop for anyone looking to purchase a quick boosting bite to eat without having to put much effort in. 

Cyrodilic Field Tack Stats:

  • Increases Max Health and Stamina for an hour and scales off your level. 
  • Other Cyrodilic Food Items do the same by with combinations of Health, Stamina, and Magicka Max and Recovery. Pick your poison to suit your build! 

Why Cyrodilic Food  is Awesome:

  • There is a tasty option for all build types, combining state builds to suit all your murderous requirements. 
  • Can be purchased for gold or alliance points
  • In unlimited supply

How to get Cyrodilic Foods:

How to get the premade item

Siege merchants are scattered around Cyrodiil and can be found in all friendly keeps and holdings. Simply go into the Siege merchant store and have a look at the nummieness on offer. 

Alternatively, Siege Merchants can also be found outside of PvP too, in such locations as Vvardenfell alongside the battlegrounds tents. 

How to Craft

Unfortunately, this item is not craftable and can only be purchased. On the plus side, virtual you doesn’t have to worry about washing the dishes after dinner time. 

9. Jewels of Misrule - For Tri-Stat Effects 

This purple recipe is obtained via participation in the Jesters Festival, which is always good fun. You can get some great rewards by participating and this is one of them. With increases to max and recovery in all areas of effect, this is a decent potion for anyone looking to boost their states all round. 

Jewels of Misrule Stats:

  • Increases Max Stamina by 319
  • Increases Magicka Recovery by 319
  • Increases Max Health bu 3192
  • Effects Last for 2 Hours
  • 6 Second Cooldown

Why Jewels of Misrule is Awesome:

  • Participation in the Jesters Festival 
  • Tri State Effects
  • Provisioning Goals

How to get Jewels of Misrule:

How to get the recipe 

Whilst you can take a trip to your local guild store if your impatient, it is also just as worthwhile waiting for the spring and the Mayhem of the Jester’s Festival. The recipe can be found as a reward for completing daily tasks which hold other perks as well. 

How to get the premade item

Guildmates and Guild Stores. Other crafty crafters may already be able to make it so it's worth asking but you will more than likely have to pay unless you have a super nice friend. 

How to Craft

Once you have the recipe and the provisioning level to craft it, you will need the following ingredients in your craft bag: 

  • Rose
  • Mint
  • Lotus
  • Columbine
  • Bervez Juice 

8. Braised Rabbit With Spring Vegetables  - For Incredible Health 

Want to be indestructible? Well, Braised Rabbit is a start. With a fabulous increase to Max Health and a secondary gem that is Max Stamina, this is a great food for Stam builds looking for that extra bit of survivability. 

Braised Rabbit With Spring Vegetables Stats:

  • Increased Max Health by 5395 
  • Increased Max Stamina by 4936
  • Effects Last for 60 Minutes
  • 5 Second Cooldown

Why Braised Rabbit With Spring Vegetables is Awesome:

  • Easy to make
  • No expensive ingredients
  • Once of the best increases to max health

How to get Braised Rabbit With Spring Vegetables:

How to get the recipe 

By stealing the goods inside wooden containers scattered around towns, towers, ships, dungeons and basically anywhere there is a barrel. Just look at them all, and the more likely you are to find the recipe. 

How to get the premade item

Asking in Zone chat if anyone can craft this item or search the guild stores via your bank or guild traders. 

How to Craft

Once you have the recipe and the provisioning level to craft it, you will need the following ingredients in your craft bag: 

  • Small Game
  • Greens
  • Seasoning 

7. Potentate’s Supreme Cioppino - For Tri Max Stats

A two hour buff for Magicka, Health and Stamina increase, allowing players the added bonus of not having to troll for hours looking for many pieces or glyphs to boost states all round. 

Potentate’s Supreme Cioppino Stats:

  • Increases Max Health by 4200
  • Increases Max Magicka by 3864
  • Increases Max Stamina by 3864
  • Effects last for 120 Minutes
  • 5 Second Cooldown 

Why Potentate’s Supreme Cioppino is Awesome:

  • Craftable Tri-Stat Food
  • Focuses on Health - Great for Stamina and Magicka builds 
  • Recipes can be found by looting crates and barrels

How to get Potentate Supreme Cioppino:

How to get the recipe 

Loot every crate and barrel in every delve and dungeon you can find and you have the chance to find this recipe. If you don’t want to play hide and seek with provisioning instructions however, then check your guide stores. 

How to get the premade item

Where else by the guild store, your one-stop place for all the things your too lazy to get yourself. 

How to Craft

Once you have the recipe and the provisioning level to craft it, you will need the following ingredients in your craft bag: 

  • Fish
  • Pumpkin
  • Corn 
  • Frost Mirriam

6. Longfin Pasty With Melon - For Tri Max Stats

Tri Max Provisioning! It’s a fantastic treat for anyone looking to increase their overall states for a time. Beneficial to all builds, races,  PvP and PvE players. A perfect all-rounder. 

Longfin Pasty With Melon Stats:

  • Increases Max Health by 4462
  • Increases Max Magicka by 4105
  • Increases Max Stamina by 4105
  • Effects last for 120 Minutes
  • 5 Second Cooldown

Why Longfin Pasty With Melon is Awesome:

  • The Max, the whole Max, and nothing but the Max
  • Two hours of increased buffs 

How to get Longfin Pasty With Melon:

How to get the recipe 

This recipe can be found in containers and barrels around the world of Tamriel, whilst some players have claimed to have received it as a reward for provisioning writs. 

How to get the premade item

Your local, friendly guild trader! Bring gold. Maybe yogurt. It goes well with fish and melon. 

How to Craft

Once you have the recipe and the provisioning level to craft it, you will need the following ingredients in your craft bag: 

  • Fish
  • Melon
  • Greens
  • Frost Mirriam

5. Witchmother’s Potent Brew  - For Magicka Builds 

A favorite of the yearly Witches Festival, the Witchmother’s Potent Brew is a fantastic boon drink for anyone Magicka based looking for swift recovery and an increase in health. The Brew also scales off your level so you can continue to fill your cauldron throughout your Tamriel adventures. 

Witchmother’s Potent Brew Stats:

  • Increases Max Magicka by 3192
  • Increases Max Health by 3192
  • Increases Magicka recovery by 319
  • Effects last for 2 hours

Why Witchmother’s Potent Brew is Awesome:

  • It allows you to continue spewing spells for longer
  • You can make it yourself 
  • Effects last long enough that you can enjoy a decent skirmish 

How to get Witchmother’s Potent Brew :

How to get the recipe 

The Witchmother’s Potent Brew can be found in chests and barrels like most other recipes. However, it is also sometimes available in guild stores and is most often available during the Witch’s Festival. 

How to get the premade item

This craftable item can be purchased in guild stores as made by other players. 

How to Craft

Once you have the recipe and the provisioning level to craft it, you will need the following ingredients in your craft bag: 

  • Nightshade 
  • Breviz Juice 
  • Rice 
  • Small Game 

4. Clockwork Citrus Filet - For Health and Magicka Focus

A great dish for those looking to buff their max Magicka and health, as well as regeneration. Found as a reward at the end of the Clockwork City questline ‘A Matter of Tenderness’, the search for the recipe not only has a tasty treat waiting but a fun-filled adventure too. 

Clockwork Citrus Filet Stats:

  • Increases Max Health by 3724
  • Increases Health Recovery by 351
  • Increases Max Magicka by 3458
  • Increased Magicka Recovery by 351
  • 5 Second Cooldown
  • Effects Last 2 Hours 

Why Clockwork Citrus Filet is Awesome:

  • It’s great fun to quest for
  • Good buffs for Health and Magicka focus
  • Quick Cooldown 

How to get Clockwork Citrus Filet:

How to get the recipe 

This Legendary recipe can be sort at the end of the ‘A Matter of Tenderness’ questline, found in the Clockwork City. As part of this particular quest players are also required to complete ‘Tasty Tongue Varnish’ and ‘Tarnished Truffles’. 

Alternatively, players just wanting the recipes as quickly as possible should check guilds stores. 

How to get the premade item

As with all craftable recipes, the only way to purchase the premade items is to visit a guild trader, or by searching your own guild stores and asking you mates if they can make it for you. Be prepared to spend your gold, however. 

How to Craft

Once you have the recipe and the provisioning level to craft it, you will need the following ingredients in your craft bag: 

  • Red Meat
  • Lemon
  • Frost Mirriam
  • Perfect Roe

3. Dubious Camoran Throne - For Stamina Builds

Giving a nice boost to Stamina Recovery as well as Max Health and Stamina, the Dubious Camoran Throne is a great recipe for buffing your character that doesn’t cost in terms of ingredients. In comparison to similar buff food which have legendary ingredients such as Frost Mirriam and Perfect Roe, Dubious Camoran Tone is relatively simple to make once you’ve obtained the recipe. 

Dubious Camoran Throne Stats:

  • Increases Stamina Recovery by 319
  • Increases Max Stamina by 3192
  • Increases Max Health by 3192
  • Effects last for 2 Hours 
  • 6 Second Cooldown

Why Dubious Camoran Throne is Awesome:

  • Stamina buffs allowing for longer sprint times
  • Easy to make
  • Lower level provisioning rank to produce

How to get Dubious Camoran Throne:

How to get the recipe 

This recipe can only be obtained during the Jester’s Festival as a reward for their daily activities. The Jester’s Festival takes place every spring in ESO and is a great event to partake in. 

How to get the premade item

Once again, check your guild store or ask friends or more experienced players if they can craft the finished item for you.

How to Craft

Once you have the recipe and have achieved Recipes Improvement 1 as well as Recipe Quality 3, you will need the following ingredients in your craft bag: 

  • White Meat
  • Beetle Scuttle
  • Insect Parts
  • Guts

2. Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch - For Increased health 

Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch is a lunch fit for an Orc..or anyone else for that matter. Not only does this magnificent meaty haunch grant increased health but it gives boons in all recovery areas. 

Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch Stats:

  • Increases Max Health 3724
  • Increases Health Recovery by 351
  • Increases Stamina Recovery by 319
  • Increases Magicka Recovery by 319

Why Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch is Awesome:

  • In grants a marvelous health boost
  • One of the few tri-recovery foods 
  • A crafters dream recipe 

How to get Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch:

How to get the recipe 

This is another reward recipes and usually takes no more than half an hour to get your hands on if you are willing to grind for it. To get the quest you will need to find your nearest Wayshrine to Wrothgar and complete four short quests as given by Orzorga. These quests simply involve gathering increasingly vulgar ingredients that would satisfy an Orc’s pallet whilst making the rest of us want to throw up. 

However, the nice thing about this questline is that you are rewarded with some of Orzorga’s other recipes in each of the quests proceeding the final, legendary reward. So it's well worth doing. 

How to get the premade item

Guild stores often have this meal however it will cost a pretty penny. However, gathering the ingredients, particularly Perfect Roe can be time-consuming, so whilst some crafter choose to spend their well-earned gold on what they need from guild traders, the more savvy ESO player will simply purchase Orzorga’s Smoked Bear Haunch ready-made. 

How to Craft

Once you have the recipe and the provisioning level to craft it, you will need the following ingredients in your craft bag: 

  • Perfect Roe
  • Tomato
  • White Cap
  • Frost Mirriam
  • Red Meat

1. Artaeum Takeaway Broth - For Increased Health and Stamina

Artaeum Takeaway Broth is a gold receipt meaning that it is one of the rarest items in the game. It is also untradeable, making it one of the few recipes players are forces to obtain for themselves, rather than purchasing in a Guild Store. With fantastic buffs to max Health, Stamina, and recovery, it is the perfect choice for those venturing to PvP. 

Artaeum Takeaway Broth Stats:

  • Increases Max Health by 3724
  • Increases Health recovery by 351
  • Increases Max Stamina by 3458
  • Increases Stamina Recovery by 319
  • Buffs last for 2 hours
  • 5-second cooldown

Why Artaeum Takeaway Broth is Awesome:

  • It gives buffs to two key areas aka Health and Stamina
  • It has a long run time 
  • Fantastic for use in PvP

How to get Artaeum Takeaway Broth:

How to get the recipe 

Unlike most other recipes in ESO, Artaeum Takeaway Broth cannot be traded nor purchased through a Guild Store. If you want to be able to craft this elusive gold recipe then you will need to have the Summerset DLC as it can only be found whilst fishing off the coast of the Psijic Isle, Artaeum. 

However, for those believing that the recipe will fall into their laps quickly, I would caution patience. The drop rate for this item is RNG. Whilst some lucky anglers might be able to wrap their quest up in only an hour, others may have to make several attempts before they find the satchel containing the recipe. However, it should be noted that as with fishing for anything, random drops increase further the more people fishing in one particular hole, but this also dries the fishing spot up more quickly. 

How to get the premade item

As this is one the games has desires you work for, you won’t be able to find Artaeum Takeaway Broth at just any old Traders cart. However, as the item itself is so coveted and thus has a nice price tag, many crafters have taken to selling it in Guild Stores, so it's worth a look. 

How to Craft

Once you have the recipe and the provisioning level to craft it, you will need the following ingredients in your craft bag: 

  • 20 Fish
  • 5 Melon
  • 5 Torchbug Thorax
  • 5 Powdered Mother of Pearl
  • Requires Recipe Improvement 6
  • Requires Recipe Quality 4 

Bonus Content -  Psijic Ambrosia - For EXP Gain

Perhaps one of the most coveted beverages in ESO, Psijic Ambrosia is the only consumable in-game that can be used alongside another drink or food item, whilst enjoying its legendary effects. With 30 minutes of 50% Experience boost, this is a must-have item for any player who finds themselves lacking Crown Experience Scrolls or looking to grind up their skill levels. 

Psijic Ambrosia Stats:

  • 50% Experience Point Bonus from all sources for 30 minutes
  • No Cooldown

Why Psijic Ambrosia is Awesome:

  • The timer on the XP boost pauses when you go offline so you will never waste it
  • 50% Experience Boost - Because why wouldn’t you?
  • High-profit margin in the guild store 
  • Only three ingredients - but you know if you have them, your rich!
  • Works with other food and drink buffs

How to get Psijic Ambrosia:

How to get the recipe 

The Psijic Ambrosia Recipe comes in seven Fragments, which when combined, give you the final recipe you need to make the XP drink. However, obtaining these fragments is time-consuming and requires days of effort rather than a few hours grind. For those of you not looking to potentially spend weeks on finding this recipe, I recommend heading down to Hew’s Bane to pick a few pockets so you can pay them thousands of gold per Fragment for each part in guild stores. But be warned, even this takes time. 

If you are going to go about it in the traditional way however, then you need to be a crafter and have obtained the ability to perform daily crafting writs from your respective start area. 

Next, work your way up through your provisioning writs. When you are of a surfactant level you can travel to Craglorn. You will need to collect your writs from the crafting boards in order to get what is known as the ‘end game’ crafting writs. To do this, not only do you need to collect the writs from Craglorn but you will need to be a high-level provisioner with 6/6 in Recipe Improvements. 

Next step - do writs daily, and continue to hand them in. Persevere. Eventually - and I don’t know how long so don’t ask - you will get fragments in your rewards for the daily writ. Collect them all, and congratulations, you’ve done it. 

How to get the premade item

If you have the gold to spare then you can find Psijic Ambrosia in most guild stores thanks to its recent rise in popularity. However, due to the recent flood in the market, the final product now goes for less gold then the ingredients needed to make it. 

How to Craft

Once you have the recipe fragments you need to combine them and ensure that you have a minimum of Recipe Improvement 6 and Recipe Quality 4 before you can consume it. Then you will need the following ingredients in your:

  • Perfect Roe
  • Frost Mirriam 
  • Bervez Juice 

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